[OSGeo-Discuss] standard for pushing data from GPS device to a web service

Rich Gibson rich.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 18 14:55:33 PST 2007

Following up on Paulo, it would be 'trivial' to write a little glue to
get position from gpsd, and then send it up to your web service (so
trivial it is left as an excercise for the reader :-)

I think using a globally unique id to identify each gps unit would be
fine.  Also, SOAP is probably great, but I always have trouble with it
and prefer RESTful interfaces.  But it would be easy enough to have
multiple web service interfaces which talk to the same data store.

I've been working on a project to create a service to manage time,
place, and tag information for arbitrary items (hence the guid), and
then to provide useful functions for dealing with that stored data.
If anyone is interested in talking about that I'd love to collaborate.


On 1/15/07, Paulo Marcondes <paulomarcondes at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/1/13, Anton Martchukov <diffusion at martchukov.com>:
> > Hello List,
> >
> > We had no GPS/GIS experience previously, but after some
> > research, we found NMEA protocol that may be used for this
> > at some way, but it's proprietary and so is not suitable for
> > open systems.
> >
> Check GPSd, it may suit the handling of several GPS devices.
> http://gpsd.berlios.de
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